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FDA unhappy with RFID progress

At a meeting held February 9-10, the agency wondered what to do about slower-than-expected pharmaceutical implementation.
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Item-level ePedigree

An item-level serialized RFID solution with “parent-child” association software is rolling out with five pharmaceutical applications including Pfizer’s Viagra.
Smart labels, backed by a Gen 2 RFID inlay, are printed, encoded, and applied to cases and pallets bound for Wal-Mart's RFID-ena
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TI's well-calculated Gen 2 RFID rollout

Texas Instruments' E&PS calculator business unit did its homework before it became the first Wal-Mart supplier to tag cases of product using Gen 2 RFID technology.
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CVC Technologies: Blister packaging systems

CVC offers its blister packaging systems available in three sizes that can create up to 60, 300, and 400 blisters/min. Each machine is equipped with servo motors to ensure accuracy, smooth web conveying, and punching.
Total Integrated Packaging Solution (TIPS) combines bar codes and RFID tag data in a serialized approach to track-and-trace auth
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Item-level ePedigree implementation

An item-level serialized RFID solution with "parent-child" association software is rolling out with five pharma pilots including for Pfizer's Viagra.
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Global pharmaceutical packaging to surpass $30 billion by 2009

“The United States will remain the largest consumer of pharmaceutical packaging as its advanced drug-producing sector introduces new sophisticated therapies with specialized packaging needs,” reports The Freedonia Group in its new study World Pharmaceutical Packaging.
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Constantia Hueck Foils Inc: Small printing runs

Hueck Foils is now available for flexo or rotogravure printing small runs for pharmaceutical and specialty foods packaging. Using existing printing facilities, company offers surface printing of standard blister foils such as push-through foil, CR foils (both peelable and push-through), and paper-backed foils.
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Blister packaging system

CVC offers its Blister Packaging Systems available in three sizes that can create up to 60, 300, and 400 blisters/min.
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Pondering the puzzle (sidebar)

The end of drug bottles?
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Package turns, turns, turns

A new spin on the "wow" factor in packaging is intended to make heads turn at the point of purchase.
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Club stores consider sustainable packaging

Environmentally friendly developments gain momentum at Sam's Club and other club stores.
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'Stellar' year for packaging machinery shipments

U.S. packaging machinery shipments surged 9.3% to an estimated $5.344 billion last year according to the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute’s 11th annual Shipments and Outlook Study.
Wilpak scores in the highest categories for facilities inspections. The company  attributes this success to its quality and cont
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Complexity simplified

Wilpak sustains double-digit growth by operating ‘upstream’ and ‘downstream’ of traditional contract packaging roles to integrate the supply chain.
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The John Henry Packaging Group and Nutec Systems enter strategic marketing partnership

The John Henry Packaging Group, a provider of label, carton, insert, and blister packaging, and Nutec Systems, an ink-jet printer distributor specializing in Hewlett Packard thermal ink-jet technology, have formed a strategic marketing partnership that will allow them to offer high-quality, secure, digital online printing technology to help companies protect their products from tampering and their distribution systems from diversion.
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Cracking down on counterfeit packaging

Legislation expands criminal law to specify counterfeit packaging and labels for the first time.

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